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  • گفت ارزد این به نیمه‌ی مملکت  ** کش نگهدارا خدا از مهلکت 
  • He replied, “It is worth half a kingdom: may God preserve it from destruction!”
  • گفت بشکن گفت ای خورشیدتیغ  ** بس دریغست این شکستن را دریغ  4045
  •  “Break it,” said he. “O thou whose sword is like the sun he replied, “alas, ‘tis a great pity to break it.
  • قیمتش بگذار بین تاب و لمع  ** که شدست این نور روز او را تبع 
  • Let alone its value, mark its splendour and brilliancies: this (shining) daylight has become second to it.
  • دست کی جنبد مرا در کسر او  ** که خزینه‌ی شاه را باشم عدو 
  • How should my hand make a movement to break it? How should I be an enemy to the King’s treasure-house?”
  • شاه خلعت داد ادرارش فزود  ** پس دهان در مدح عقل او گشود 
  • The King gave him a robe of honour and increased his stipend, and then opened his mouth in praise of his (the chamberlain’s) intelligence;
  • بعد یک ساعت به دست میر داد  ** در را آن امتحان کن باز داد 
  • After a short time he who was making the trial again handed the pearl to the Minister of Justice (Mir-i dád).
  • او همین گفت و همه میران همین  ** هر یکی را خلعتی داد او ثمین  4050
  • He said the same, and all the (other) Amírs said the same: he (the King) bestowed a costly robe of honour on every one (of them). .
  • جامگیهاشان همی‌افزود شاه  ** آن خسیسان را ببرد از ره به جاه 
  • The King was raising their salaries, (but in truth) he brought those base wretches from the Way (of salvation) to the pit (of perdition).
  • این چنین گفتند پنجه شصت امیر  ** جمله یک یک هم به تقلید وزیر 
  • All the fifty or sixty Amírs, one by one, spoke like this in imitation of the Vizier.
  • گرچه تقلدست استون جهان  ** هست رسوا هر مقلد ز امتحان 
  • Though imitation is the pillar of the (present) world, (yet) every imitator is disgraced on being put to the trial.
  • رسیدن گوهر از دست به دست آخر دور به ایاز و کیاست ایاز و مقلد ناشدن او ایشان را و مغرور ناشدن او به گال و مال دادن شاه و خلعتها و جامگیها افزون کردن و مدح عقل مخطان کردن به مکر و امتحان که کی روا باشد مقلد را مسلمان داشتن مسلمان باشد اما نادر باشد کی مقلد ازین امتحانها به سلامت بیرون آید کی ثبات بینایان ندارد الا من عصم الله زیرا حق یکیست و آن را ضد بسیار غلط‌افکن و مشابه حق مقلد چون آن ضد را نشناسد از آن رو حق را نشناخته باشد اما حق با آن ناشناخت او چو او را به عنایت نگاه دارد آن ناشناخت او را زیان ندارد 
  • How the pearl, (passing) from hand to hand, came round at last to Ayáz; and (concerning) the sagacity of Ayáz, and how he did not act in conformity with them and was not beguiled by the King’s giving them goods and riches and increasing their robes of honour and salaries and praising the intelligence of those erring men; for one ought not to regard the imitator as a Moslem: he may be a Moslem, but it rarely happens that he holds fast to his faith and comes off safely from the trials (to which he is exposed)—for he lacks the steadfastness of the clairvoyant——except (in the case of) those whom God preserves; because the Truth is one, and its contrary is very deceptive and like unto it (in appearance). Since the imitator does not know the contrary (so as to distinguish it from the Truth), on that account he cannot have known the Truth; but when, notwithstanding his ignorance, God preserves him by favour, that ignorance does him no harm.
  • ای ایاز اکنون نگویی کین گهر  ** چند می‌ارزد بدین تاب و هنر 
  • “Now, O Ayáz, wilt not thou say how much a pearl of this splendour and excellence is worth?”
  • گفت افزون زانچ تانم گفت من  ** گفت اکنون زود خردش در شکن  4055
  • He replied, “More than I am able to say.” He (the King) said, “Now break it immediately into small fragments.”
  • سنگها در آستین بودش شتاب  ** خرد کردش پیش او بود آن صواب 
  • He (Ayáz)’had (two) stones in his sleeve: he quickly reduced it to dust, (for) that seemed to him the right course.
  • یا به خواب این دیده بود آن پر صفا  ** کرده بود اندر بغل دو سنگ را 
  • Or (perhaps) that entirely sincere man had dreamed of this and put the two stones under his arm,
  • هم‌چو یوسف که درون قعر چاه  ** کشف شد پایان کارش از اله 
  • Like Joseph to whom at the bottom of the well his ultimate fortunes was revealed by God.
  • هر که را فتح و ظفر پیغام داد  ** پیش او یک شد مراد و بی‌مراد 
  • To whomsoever He (God) has announced victory and triumph —to him success and unsuccess are one.
  • هر که پایندان وی شد وصل یار  ** او چه ترسد از شکست و کارزار  4060
  • To whomsoever the favour of the Friend has become a surety —what fear should he have of defeat and (painful) combat
  • چون یقین گشتش که خواهد کرد مات  ** فوت اسپ و پیل هستش ترهات 
  • When it has become certain to him that he will checkmate (his Opponent), the loss of his horse (knight) and elephant (bishop) is a trifle to him
  • گر برد اسپش هر آنک اسپ‌جوست  ** اسپ رو گو نه که پیش آهنگ اوست 
  • If his horse be taken by any one who desires to take the horse, let the horse go; (for) is not he (by God’s help), the winner?
  • مرد را با اسپ کی خویشی بود  ** عشق اسپش از پی پیشی بود 
  • How should there be an affinity between a man and a horse? His love for the horse is (only) for the purpose of getting in front (of others).
  • بهر صورتها مکش چندین زحیر  ** بی‌صداع صورتی معنی بگیر 
  • Do not endure all this anguish for the sake of (mere) forms: grasp the reality without(suffering)headache on account of a form.
  • هست زاهد را غم پایان کار  ** تا چه باشد حال او روز شمار  4065
  • The ascetic feels anxiety concerning his latter end: (he considers) what will be his plight on the Day of Reckoning;
  • عارفان ز آغاز گشته هوشمند  ** از غم و احوال آخر فارغ‌اند 
  • (But) the gnostics, having become conscious of the beginning, are free from anxiety and (care for) the ultimate conditions.
  • بود عارف را همین خوف و رجا  ** سابقه‌دانیش خورد آن هر دو را 
  • (Formerly) the gnostic had the same fear and hope (as the ascetic), (but) his knowledge of the past devoured both those (feelings).
  • دید کو سابق زراعت کرد ماش  ** او همی‌داند چه خواهد بود چاش 
  • He perceived that in the past he had sown pulse: he knows what the produce will be.
  • عارفست و باز رست از خوف و بیم  ** های هو را کرد تیغ حق دو نیم 
  • He is a gnostic and has been delivered from fear and dread: the sword of God has cut lamentation asunder
  • بود او را بیم و اومید از خدا  ** خوف فانی شد عیان گشت آن رجا  4070
  • (Formerly) he had from God (feelings of) fear and hope: the fear has passed away and the hope has come into clear view.
  • چون شکست او گوهر خاص آن زمان  ** زان امیران خاست صد بانگ و فغان 
  • When he (Ayáz) broke that choice pearl, thereupon from the Amírs arose a hundred clamours and outcries—
  • کین چه بی‌باکیست والله کافرست  ** هر که این پر نور گوهر را شکست 
  • “What recklessness is this! By God, whoever has broken this luminous pearl is an infidel”—
  • وآن جماعت جمله از جهل و عما  ** در شکسته در امر شاه را 
  • And (yet) the whole company (of Amírs) in their ignorance and blindness had broken the pearl of the King’s command.
  • قیمتی گوهر نتیجه‌ی مهر و ود  ** بر چنان خاطر چرا پوشیده شد 
  • The precious pearl, the product of love and affection—why was it (ever) veiled from hearts like those?
  • تشنیع زدن امرا بر ایاز کی چرا شکستش و جواب دادن ایاز ایشان را 
  • How the Amírs reviled Ayáz, saying, “Why did he break it?” and how Ayáz answered them.
  • گفت ایاز ای مهتران نامور  ** امر شه بهتر به قیمت یا گهر  4075
  • Ayáz said, “O renowned princes, is the King’s command more precious or the pearl?
  • امر سلطان به بود پیش شما  ** یا که این نیکو گهر بهر خدا 
  • In your eyes is the command of the sovereign or this goodly pearl superior? For God’s sake (tell me that)!
  • ای نظرتان بر گهر بر شاه نه  ** قبله‌تان غولست و جاده‌ی راه نه 
  • O ye whose gaze is (fixed) upon the pearl, not upon the King, the ghoul is your object of desire, not the highway.
  • من ز شه بر می‌نگردانم بصر  ** من چو مشرک روی نارم با حجر 
  • I will never avert my gaze from the King, I will not turn my face towards a stone, like the polytheist.
  • بی‌گهر جانی که رنگین سنگ را  ** برگزیند پس نهد شاه مرا 
  • Devoid of the (spiritual) pearl is the soul that prefers a coloured stone and puts my King behind.”
  • پشت سوی لعبت گل‌رنگ کن  ** عقل در رنگ‌آورنده دنگ کن  4080
  • Turn thy back towards the rose-coloured doll 6, lose thy reason in Him who bestows the colour.
  • اندر آ در جو سبو بر سنگ زن  ** آتش اندر بو و اندر رنگ زن 
  • Come into the river (of reality), dash the pitcher (of phenomenal form) against the stone, set fire to (mere) scent and colour.
  • گر نه‌ای در راه دین از ره‌زنان  ** رنگ و بو مپرست مانند زنان 
  • If thou art not one of the brigands on the Way of the Religion, do not be addicted, like women, to colour and scent.
  • سر فرود انداختند آن مهتران  ** عذرجویان گشه زان نسیان به جان 
  • Those princes cast down their heads, craving with (all) their soul to be excused for that (act of) forgetfulness.
  • از دل هر یک دو صد آه آن زمان  ** هم‌چو دودی می‌شدی تا آسمان 
  • At that moment from the heart of each one (of them) two hundred sighs were going (up), like a (great) smoke, to heaven.
  • کرد اشارت شه به جلاد کهن  ** که ز صدرم این خسان را دور کن  4085
  • 4085.The King made a sign to the ancient executioner, as though to say, “Remove these vile wretches from my seat of honour.
  • این خسان چه لایق صدر من‌اند  ** کز پی سنگ امر ما را بشکنند 
  • How are these vile wretches worthy of my seat of honour, when they break my command for the sake of a stone?
  • امر ما پیش چنین اهل فساد  ** بهر رنگین سنگ شد خوار و کساد 
  • For the sake of a coloured stone my command is held contemptible and cheap by evil-doers like these.”
  • قصد شاه به کشتن امرا و شفاعت کردن ایاز پیش تخت سلطان کی ای شاه عالم العفو اولی 
  • How the King was about to kill the Amírs, and how Ayáz made intercession before the royal throne, saying, “‘Tis better to forgive.”
  • پس ایاز مهرافزا بر جهید  ** پیش تخت آن الغ سلطان دوید 
  • Then Ayáz, who was abounding in love, sprang up and ran to the throne of that mighty Sultan.
  • سجده‌ای کرد و گلوی خود گرفت  ** کای قبادی کز تو چرخ آرد شگفت 
  • He made a prostration and spoke with bated breath’, saying, “O Emperor at whom the celestial sphere is astounded,
  • ای همایی که همایان فرخی  ** از تو دارند و سخاوت هر سخی  4090
  • 4090.O Humá from whom (all) humá’s have (their) auspiciousness, and every generous man (his) generosity,
  • ای کریمی که کرمهای جهان  ** محو گردد پیش ایثارت نهان 
  • O Noble One before whose self-sacrifice (all) acts of nobility in the world are hidden (eclipsed) and disappear,
  • ای لطیفی که گل سرخت بدید  ** از خجالت پیرهن را بر درید 
  • O Lovely One whom the red rose beheld and tore its shirt in shame,
  • از غفوری تو غفران چشم‌سیر  ** روبهان بر شیر از عفو تو چیر 
  • Forgiveness (itself) is fully content with thy forgivingness: because of thy pardon the foxes prevail over the lion.